A Question of Methodology: Albert Pietersma, Collected Essays on the Septuagint

A Question of Methodology: Albert Pietersma, Collected Essays on the Septuagint

by C Boyd-Taylor (Editor)


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Albert Pietersma has long been known as a champion of rigorous methodology. The present volume brings together under one cover his key papers on the critical study of the Septuagint. Together they present an evolving hermeneutic of translation that promises to reconcile descriptive analysis of the text (which aims at explanation) with the task of interpretation (which aims at understanding). The division of the volume into three parts corresponds roughly to three distinct stages in Pietersma's published work. The text critical studies of Part I lay the foundations for the exegetical investigations of Part II, which in turn open onto the hermeneutic discussion of more recent years, represented in Part III. The bulk of the material deals with the Greek Psalter, which has been a primary focus for Pietersma. This gives the contents of the volume a high-degree of thematic unity; it will no doubt prove invaluable for those currently working on the Psalter. At the same time, the breadth of Pietersma's scholarship, and the significance of the methodological and hermeneutic issues he addresses, will make the book an important resource for all biblical scholars and students of early Judaism and Christianity, especially those working on the Hebrew-Greek translations of antiquity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042925946
Publisher: Peeters Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Biblical Tools and Studies Series , #14
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

Part I Establishing the Text

1 The Greek Psalter: A Question of Methodology and Syntax 3

2 David in the Greek Psalms 11

3 Kyrios or Tetragram: A New Quest for the Original Septuagint 25

4 Septuagint Research: A Plea for a Return to Basic Issues 41

5 Ra 2110 (P. Bodmer XXIV) and the Text of the Greek Psalter 57

6 Articulation in the Greek Psalms: The Evidence of Papyrus Bodmer XXIV 87

7 The Present State of the Critical Text of the Greek Psalter 109

Part II Exegesis in the Greek Psalter

8 A Review of Schaper's Eschatology 135

9 A New Paradigm for Addressing Old Questions: The Relevance of the Interlinear Model for the Study of the Septuagint 143

10 Exegesis and Liturgy in the Superscriptions of the Greek Psalter 171

11 Septuagintal Exegesis and the Superscriptions of the Greek Psalter 203

12 Exegesis in the Septuagint: Possibilities and Limits (The Psalter as a Case in Point) 229

13 Messianism and the Greek Psalter: In Search of the Messiah 243

Part III Towards a Principled Reading of the Greek

14 LXX and DTS: A New Archimedean Point for Septuagint Studies? 273

15 Translating a Translation: With Examples from the Greek Psalter 283

16 Text-Production and Text-Reception: Psalm 8 in Greek 297

17 A Response to Muraoka's Critique of Interlinearity 315

18 A Panel Presentation on Ronald Troxel's LXX-Isaiah 339

19 Beyond Literalism: Interlinearity Revisited 359

Bibliography 379

Index of Ancient Sources 393

Modern Authors 406

Subject Index 409

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